Question: How does the scoring system work in rodeo?
Answer: Scores are given by two to four judges. Rodeo is unique in the fact that the cowboys and animals are judged on their performance. Each judge scores 1-25 points for the cowboy, and 1-25 points for the animal. Which will result a score from 4 to 100. Cowboys and animals can have an off night, and because of this there is a low score (usually 59 points) that triggers an automatic reride option. This is so the cowboy isn't penalized too much for an under performing animal.
In the case of four judges the scores are added from them all and divided by 2.